Clever cleaning: 6 alternative things you can use dishwasher tablets for around the house

dishwasher tablets
You can use dishwasher tablets for more than just your dishwasher

Obviously, you use dishwasher tablets for (what’s in a name) the dishwasher. But did you think you can only use these tablets to get yourself some clean dishes? Then you would be wrong! They’re very handy for all kinds of chores around the house. In other words; it’s a real waste to just use them for the dishwasher.

Before we’re moving on to the 6 hacks with dishwasher tablets, did you know washing by hand is actually cheaper?


Research done by the Dutch Consumer Association shows that the average dishwashing programme costs €0,22 per load, which is €80 (or £70) a year. Of course, this doesn’t include the purchase or maintenance costs. This is much more expensive than doing the dishes by hand!

Economical washing up

The Consumer Association says there are three condition to doing the dishes by hand. You shouldn’t rinse your dishes with warm water before actually washing them; you should do your dishes in a dishpan and you shouldn’t use too much dish soap. If you follow these conditions when washing up, you’ll definitely be more economical than the dishwasher would be.

Using the dishwasher economically

Are you not convinced and do you want to keep using your machine? There are a few ways to make sure it runs cheaper:

  • Don’t rinse your dishes before putting them into the machine; most machines no longer need this. Just scrape off the food scraps into the trash can and put the dirty dishes into the washer.
  • Only turn on the machine when it’s completely filled.
  • Use the eco programme, since this will save you about €20 a year.
  • If you have an electricity supplier that offers cheaper tariffs at night, turn on the machine at night.

Keep reading on the next page to check the 6 clever cleaning tips with dishwasher tablets!

Page 1 of 3